- Increased productivity
Today we have faster CPUs, faster hard drives, more processors – and these resources mean the processing of workloads is quicker. Basically, older systems are just not as fast as new ones.
- Improved communications
Newer technology enables businesses to communicate with clients and potential customers in numerous ways. Email, social media, via your website… More flexible communication options means increased business potential.
- Greater efficiency
Today we have the technology to do things we couldn’t in the past. For example, remote access via mobile devices
- Better security
Because ageing systems are not actively security-checked, businesses using Windows XP, as just one example, are vulnerable to having information stolen or compromised. Newer technology has better security checking in place.
Features in new operating systems can be used to provide enhancements that weren’t possible in older systems. This means businesses using older technology won’t have the functionality that could give them a competitive advantage.
- Vendor support
Software vendors test applications on current and most recent versions of any particular operating system. They won’t spend time testing applications on elderly systems. Does your vendor support your old technology?
- IT support
This goes hand-in-hand with our previous point. IT professionals can’t support technology that has become too old. Young IT professionals may have limited knowledge of old systems. It’ll take them longer to find answers to your IT questions – which will increase your support costs.
Upgrading sounds expensive, but the truth is that older systems have more issues – and consequently more costs. The cost of disruption caused by unstable systems and software can very quickly become more than it would to invest in an upgraded system.
- Reduced power usage
- Happier staff
Employees become increasingly frustrated with outdated systems and software – they just can’t do their job as well or efficiently as they’d like. If they become so disgruntled that they leave, you could lose business knowledge
- Engaged customers
Like employees, customers can become disgruntled if engaging with a business that uses out-of-date technology. This can give your business the reputation of being ‘behind the times’. By investing in technology, you’ll offer a better customer experience, and you’ll also show you’re there for the long
How we can help
So you’ve decided to review and upgrade your technology, but you’re still uncertain about exactly what you need? It’s vital to find a partner that looks at the business benefits of technology solutions, not just the technology itself. Correct Solutions has over 20 years’ experience offering solutions to many businesses across varied industries. Get in touch today.